Audrey M. (MacDonald) Cooke, age 80

of Watertown

Audrey M. (MacDonald) Cooke, age 80

It is with broken hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our mother, Audrey M. Cooke, at the home of her loving daughter on Saturday, June 20, 2020 after a short, courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada, on March 2, 1940, and raised on Chapel Hill, she was the daughter of the late Willena (MacDonald) and stepfather, Bernie Clark. Audrey was employed in housekeeping services throughout the Boston area for over forty years.

As a single parent of two, our mother, Audrey, worked every day to provide for her children. Audrey always put their needs first and foremost in her life. In doing so, she provided them with the opportunity to play sports, to go on school trips, and to have their own “spending money”. She ensured they had a loving, warm, and supportive environment to grow and develop as young children.

Audrey is survived by her son, Allan (Sharon) Cooke, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada; daughter, Brenda (Paul) Smyth, Abington, MA; and her pride and joy, her three grandsons, Kevin (Ciara Galligan) Smyth, Scott (Kaitlyn Rocheleau) Smyth, and Logan (Emma Wrathall) Cooke.

Also surviving Audrey are brothers, Jay (Marie) Bigley, step-brother Bruce (Jane) Clark, sister, Geraldine (Alfie) Hardy and sister-in-law, Eileen Bigley.

Besides her parents, Audrey was predeceased by brothers, Tommy, Michael and Blaise Bigley; and sister, Josephine (Joey) Conron.

A committal service will be held at a later date in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada.

For those who wish, donations in Audrey’s memory may be made to Old Colony Hospice & Palliative Care, 321 Manley Street, West Bridgewater, MA 02379 or www.oldcolonyhospice.org, or to the charity of your choice.

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  • Loving peace for you and your family Brenda.

  • It was our pleasure to have known her. She was so warm,so genuine, and so loving. She was the loveliest of women. So very sad for you.❤️

  • I am so very sorry to hear that your Mom passed so suddenly, Brenda. I am keeping you in my thoughts & prayers at this difficult time. May she Rest In Peace.
    ❤️ Nancy Donovan

  • So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time❤️🙏

  • We will miss Audrey! She always had a smile on her face. We had a lot of fun with her at the Watertown Senior Center. Sending prayers to you all.
    Rae Grassia

  • We are so sorry to hear about Audrey. She was a sweetheart. She was a good friend to our mom Joan O’Grady while living at Rosary Drive. I will miss her visits to me at the bank when she would always make it a point to stop and talk to me about my family.
    Condolences from our family, Amedio’s, McDonalds and Fr. O’Grady.

  • I am saddened to hear of Audrey’s passing. She was such a great friend to my mom at Rosary Drive. I will miss her smile and forever positive attitude.
    Mark Tardiff (son of Connie DiClemente)

  • Audrey always had a smile on her face and was always happy to see you. I live in Watertown and would see her in different stores and would always ask her if she wanted a ride home. The last time I saw her was at Rosary in the Chapel for Mass. Remember all the happy memories that you shared and you have an angel watching over you.
    With sympathy,
    Karen Girroir